Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Reed M. Izatt Receives 2010 Special Recognition Award

Posted: Mar 11, 2010

Dr Reed M Izatt was selected as a recipient for the 2010 Special Recognition Award from the Brigham Young University Emeriti Alumni Association. The award was presented to him at an awards ceremony and luncheon Saturday March 6, 2010, by Stanley Peterson, President of the Association.

Each year the Emeriti Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni for their achievements, leadership, and service. The program for the awards ceremony included the following information about Dr. Izatt:

“Reed M. Izatt, who joined the BYU faculty in 1956, is an accomplished chemist whose research and teaching are recognized internationally. Outside research grants from government, industry, and private sources have largely supported his research and paid BYU millions of dollars in overhead funds.”

In 1977 he and James J. Christensen established the International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry, which meets annually worldwide. In 1988 he and colleague Jerald S. Bradshaw founded IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc., known internationally in the metal separations field.

His research work at BYU has resulted in more than 560 publications. With his students and colleagues, he established a world-class research program. Professional awards and recognitions include: NIH Career Development Award; Annual Faculty Lecture, BYU; Utah Award, American Chemical Society; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Huffman Award, Calorimetry Conference; Utah Governor’s Medal for Science; National American Chemical Society Award in Separations Science and Technology; First Annual Alumni Achievement Award, Utah State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

By Cory Renshaw

Photo courtesy of the BYU Chemistry Department